Active Rain is not only active...it is everywhere and everyone is getting wet. The search engines are flooding with Active Rain Blogs and I got my first big phone call yesterday!
So what is wrong? Nothing really...but a big lesson has been learned...and maybe some of you already know this but for those who don't...
Here is the lesson #1: You are what you write about!
- If your posts are full of complaints, your name will pop up in the search engines when someone is looking for "The Biggest Complainer". If you want to whine and nag everyone to death with your bloging then before you know it...you will be called to be on the Maury Povitch show.
- If you post about food and recipes, Martha may be trying to reach you.
- If you are the highest earning real estate agent in your city but you blog about kids and dogs, the SPCA will find your name at the top of the list when they are looking for a new regional director.
- If you are an interior designer with an Internet business servicing the home staging community and you blog about feng shui, the Entertainment Network may call you to be on one of their shows.
The latter is what happened to me yesterday and the gentleman who called me was very disappointed when he learned that I was not a feng shui expert. He was just doing his job and he thought he had found a HOT LEAD when he Googled his query and Sheron Cardin was at the top of the list. Woohoo, he probably thought...and she lives in California...it would be no big deal to have her fly down to Los Angeles and do a taping for a special segment of the Chelsea Lately Show.
If I WERE a feng shui expert yesterday, I would have been well on my way to living my dreams.
Active Rain members can become who ever they want to be...all they need to do is write about it. I have only written seven feng shui posts and I have caught a bubble to the top of the heap.
Lesson #2: Post in the language of your dreams!
I have had a lot of fun with feng shui and want to learn it all over the next few years but I am an Interior Designer/Decorator/Stager so if I want to live in MY DREAM, then I now know what to do!